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What you’re doing this weekend

If you’ve already binged watched the new season of OITNB and House of Cards, it’s time to get out of the house – here are our top picks for this weekend:

Italian Food and Wine Festival: If the weather is getting you down, heat up with a festival devoted to the world’s favourite cuisine. The Italian Food and Wine festival will tempt you with over 200 wine makers, importers and chefs, ready to stuff you full of carb loaded love.

Where: The Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton


Ru Paul’s Drag Race VAC-stravaganza trivia night: If you’re up for a sickening night and want to show off your Ru Paul’s Drag Race knowledge while supporting the Victorian Aids Council, lend your gag worthy smarts to an incredibly outrageous trivia night at Meat Market. Half price tickets if you show up in your best drag – but please, no kimonos.

Where: Meat Market, 185 Blackwood Street Melbourne
More: Tickets here


Melbourne Design Market: This Melbourne event staple returns this weekend to offer Fed Square a taste of the artisanal and handmade. Peruse a variety of stalls devoted to high quality locally designed goods, as well as music, food and incredible coffee.

Where: The Underground Carpark at Fed Square, Swanston Street


Preserving workshop at Fowlers: Looking for something a little hands on? Fowlers Kitchen at Fowlers Vacola has a variety of workshops running throughout the year, devoted to preserves, baking and just generally that stuff your grandmother could do that you never really picked up. Try your hand at the OG of DIY and create some fantastic winter treats.

Where: Fowlers Vacola, 23-25 Racecourse Road North Melbourne